Dell Inspiron2600 Laptop and Linux

Martin McCormick martin at
Thu Jul 12 21:12:58 UTC 2007

	My wife had one Windows crash too many and bought a new
Mac. I will soon inherit the laptop and hope to put Linux on it,
giving it a whole new lease on life as there appears to be
nothing wrong with the hardware.

	I plan on using this primarily at work on those
occasions when I could go to a building and connect to a serial
port on a FreeBSD server which is, for whatever reason, not on
the network.  Of course, it will hopefully be useful for
anything else one would use a portable computer for, but this is
my main plan. As it is, I would need to buy one of those USB to
serial converters for the serial port, but the system does have
a sound card which I will probably need to use for the speech.
Are any of the free distributions likely to be best to try

	I'll certainly let everybody know how this goes. Thank

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group

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